Computerized library catalogs are in the process of being translated from the realm of a distant idea to that everyday fact. On the basis of painstaking and detailed investigations, this study recommends the automation of the catalogs of all but the smallest libraries. Once the main catalog has been put in machinereadable form, the study maintains, it could be used to produce printed book catalogs and special-purpose bibliographies; this same data base could be used as well for continuing studies of the contents of the library to ensure more efficient management of the collection.
ix, 164 pages 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references
Forsyth, V. J., author; Resnikoff, H. L., author
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / General